On Tuesday November 5th at 6:00PM the Flagstaff City Council will be voting on the second read (agenda Item 15B) of an amendment to the Flagstaff Zoning Code. It passed two weeks ago 5-2.
I voted in favor of this amendment. This amendment to change the process on rezoning property in Flagstaff is a great change to our Zoning Code. Public participation will be preserved, despite the false information out there. What it eliminates is detailed site plans being required up front showing exactly where buildings will be positioned, exact elevations and in some cases even what tenants will be at the property. City Council does not need to be in the micro managing business.
But special interest groups are once again hard at work spreading false rhetoric.
“teabaggers and certain dems’ about to sell every square inch of our town (again)!!”
“Again”? What on earth are they talking about? The fact is this Council has designated more open space than any other in history. Tomorrow night we’ll actually be voting to add another 2,200 acres to the nearly 800 acres already designated as open space. Facts are funny things.
How long are Flagstaff Residents going to let special interest groups spread misinformation in order to direct policy in our City?